“We are very excited about this concert series,” said Cheryl Casola, St. Peter’s Director of Music, describing the Brother’s Keeper Concert Series that was launched at St. Peter’s in July 2014. “Great musicians from around the area donate their time for this important cause. Each program features a variety of genres including classical, jazz, and Broadway. There is something for everybody,” Casola enthused.
Although admission is free, donations of non-perishable food items and personal care items, as well as freewill cash offerings are collected to help the St. Peter’s Community Market stock its shelves with food from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The Market puts the emphasis on community in the larger sense of the word. Dozens of households, representing some 100 to 120 individuals, shop for free at the market on a typical Friday. Shoppers come not just from Narragansett and South Kingstown but also from Westerly, North Kingstown, and Coventry.
Brother’s Keeper 2017 Season:
July 16th at 4:00 p.m.: Beauty and the B;s
Linda Wiles and Cheryl Casola
Bach-Reger- Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 III Allegro- harpsichord and piano duet
The Sleeping Beauty Suite op.66a V Waltz- piano duet’’
Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1
Paulinka de Rochemont-violin
Brahms Songs for Viola and Alto
Georgette Hutchins- mezzo soprano
Paulinka de Rochemont- viola
Cheryl Casola- piano
August 20th at 4:00 p.m.: Baroque to Barber
J.S. Bach Toccata and Fugue in d minor- Cheryl Casola organist
Schubert Impromptu No. 1- Tyler Sowers pianist
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major 2nd movement- Tyler Sowers piano, Cheryl Casola playing the part of the orchestra on organ
Samuel Barber Hermit Songs- with Sharon Key, soprano and Cheryl Casola, piano
Giovanni Martino Cesare’s “La Hieronyma from Musicali Melodie, 1621″for trombone and continuo- Robert Casola trombone
September 17th at 4:00 p.m.- Jubilate Ringers Handbell Choir
October 15 at 4:00 p.m. – “Jazz Cabaret Cafė” will be presented in the Parish Hall coffee house style with complimentary goodies and beverages. This program will feature The Ocean Wind Jazztet.